Capitol Hill Area

These are the areas that make up the Capitol Hill Neighborhoods 

capitlol hill area

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DSC_0638The Capitol Hill Historic District takes its name from the hill, which rises in the center of the Federal City and extends eastward. This hill, which in 1790 was called Jenkins Hill or Jenkins Heights, was the site chosen by Pierre L’Enfant for the placement of the “Congress House,” a site which L’Enfant characterized as a “pedestal waiting for a superstructure.” In accordance with this plan, the US Capitol Building was situated upon the crest of the hill facing the city. Stretching easterly behind the Capitol Building along wide avenues lies the residential area known as Capitol Hill. Capitol Hill, one of the oldest residential communities in Washington, has grown from a small boarding house community for members of Congress to an area of more than 150 squares embracing a number of separate neighborhoods. The Capitol Hill neighborhoods are served by Metro at three locations. From east to west, they are Potomac Ave, Eastern Market and Capitol South


The good news for those of you that prefer to walk and don’t own a car, Zip Car has several locations in Capitol Hill. Once on their website, use the drop down menu DC-Capitol South. If using a car is not your style, Capital City Bike share has several spots where you can rent a bike. They offer a one year membership for less than $100. This is another of the new age neighborhoods in Washington, DC. Looking for a Saturday afternoon adventure, visit Eastern Market and walk the path among vendors and small boutiques.

Seeking a bite to eat, there are over 20 restaurants to choose from in this area. Night life is also available with a wide range of stops, some including live music. Downtown is just a short trip on the Metro. Capitol Hill is serviced by both the Blue and Orange lines at the stations mentioned above.

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Capitol Hill is Very Walkable

Walk Score®  88 out of 100

Capitol Hill is the 21st most walkable neighborhood in Washington D.C..

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